Oh, sure, for several years now some people have been crying for an expanded playoff session for baseball. Well, now it seems thing are moving beyond the talking phase. Some players (and fans, and maybe even an owner or two) say that baseball has the lowest team-to-playoff percentage of all major professional sports. Granted, it is a true statement. Half the hockey teams and half the basketball teams make it to the playoffs. "Only" eight baseball teams make it to the playoffs.
I am not in favor of expanded playoffs. To me, the fact that so many teams make it in hockey os part of the reason I have become disenfranchised with NHL in general (though, yes, I will watch the Pens if they are on). Frankly, why bother even watching the regular season if HALF the teams are going to be in the playoffs anyway? Oh, and then the playoffs seem to last just as long as the regular season. No thanks.
I'm not a baseball purist by any stretch (I am completely in favor of expanded instant replay), but I see no reason to stretch the playoffs any more than they already are. Though, I suppose if they were expanded to include more teams, surely they would be reduced to best-of-three. Please!! Seriously, best-of-5 is bad. Best-of-7 is ludicrous. Frankly, I think it should be like football. You have one game that decides it all.
Oh, I know, "But what if a team just has a bad day?" Well, I say they picked the wrong day to have a bad one. Sorry, boys. Better luck next year.
BTW, more info: http://www.sportingnews.com/mlb/story/2010-10-26/baseball-union-would-consider-expanded-playoff-field